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The Convaircar is probably a lot closer to what we think of as a flying car, because that's exactly what it is.  The Convaircar was an actual road-worthy motor car; it's only major difference being that it was made out of glassfibre and weighed only 725 lbs.   Unlike our earlier examples, which were basically planes that had detachable wings and tail sections, the Convaircar was designed to latch an engine/airfoil assembly to its roof.  Fly to your destination, detach the unit, and drive away.  No problem.

At least, there wouldn't have been if the prototype of the Convaircar hadn't pranged into the desert in a fatal crash and the resulting publicity put paid to the Convaircar's brief career. 

Besides, those engine/airfoil assemblies are the very devil to store in the garage.

 

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